Book Reviews of The Inheritance

The Inheritance
The Inheritance
Author: Antoinette Wrighton
ISBN-13: 9781416501893
ISBN-10: 1416501894
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Not the kind of book I care for. Too much detail, too many names to remember. I love Chinese women writers, yet I was unable to connect to this one.
I usually give a book 30 pages to capture me, gave this one 67.
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IN 1931, abandoned after their mother's suicide, the young Junan and her sister, Yinan, make a pact never to leave each other. The two girls are inseparable--until Junan enters into an arranged marriage and makes the mistake of falling in love with her soldier husband. When the Japanese invade China, Junan and her husband are separated. Unable to follow him to the wartime capital, Junan makes the fateful decision to send her sister after him. Set in China and America, against the backdrop of political chaos and social upheaval, the story is narrated by junan's daughter, Hong, its witness, who is haunted by its influence on her own life. "Inheritance traces the echo of betrayal through generations and explores the elusive nature of trust. "Hunger, "a work of gorgeous and enduring prose" "(Washington Post), introduced a writer of considerable talent and promise. "Inheritance, elegant and historically rich, shows this storyteller's remarkable range.
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I could not put this book down. It is the story of 2 sisters in China, beginning during the war with Japan. Their mother has committed suicide and the sisters, Junan and Yinan swear to always be together. Junan has an arranged marriage but comes to love her husband, Li Ang, a soldier in the Chinese Army. They become separated when her husband goes off to fight against the Japanese. While China goes through the war with the Japanese, followed by the war between the Nationalists and Communists, there are tensions and betrayals in the lives of the sisters. The story is told by Hong, the daughter of Junan and Li Ang, who is trying to figure out what happened in the past to better understand why her family members are the way they are today. It's a story of betrayal and forgiveness, old China and new China, and what happens when a person doesn't forgive. It is a book of universal themes with a great deal of Chinese history intertwined. Once you start to read it is difficult to put the book down.
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New Author, Medievial story. My question... How can you love someone, and yet not trust them to not be a murderer????
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From the cover:

An orphan since the age of five, eighteen-year-old Iliani has led a sheltered life at Lourds Keep, under the guardianship of her father's old friend Edouard. Iliani sees her future in her marriage to Edouard's son, certain it would be her father's wish. But her wedding day is interrupted by an uninvited guest: Alaex the Destroyer, a fearsome warrior who brings the news that Iliani is already wed - to him, in a secret ceremony arranged by her father many years ago. Now Alaex has come to take Iliani - against her wishes - to her childhood home of Fontwyn Hall... and make her his wife.

Alaex felt it his duty to honor the marriage arranged by his former mentor, but he is ill-prepared for the passion Iliani stirs deep within him. And he begins to hop that perhaps ILiani can cast light into the shadows of his treacherous past. But the past also haunts Iliani, who must sort suspicion about her new husband from the voice in her heart ... which wispers the promise of an overwhelming, everlasting love.
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Was not the most stimulating I've ever read but is decently written.
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An orphan since the age of five, 18-year old Lliani has led a sherltered life at Lourds Keep, under the guardianship of her father's old friend Edouard. Iiiani sees her future in her marriage to his son but her wedding day is interrupted by an univited gues: Alaex the Destroyer, a fearsome warrier who brings the news that Iliani is already wed--to him., in a secret ceremony arranged by her father many years ago. Now Alaex has come to claim her.
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sweet and romantic...
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Orphaned since 5 and raised by her father's best friend she has lead a sheltered life, seeing her future in marriage to her guardian's son, on her wedding day an interruption from an uninvited guest; Alaex the Destroyer, a fearsome warrior arrives claiming to already be wed to Iliani. A secret ceremony arranged by her father many years ago. Alaex felt it his duty to nonor the marriage, but is ill prepared for the passion Iliani stirs deep within him.
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An orphan since the age of five, eighteen-year-old Iliani has led a sheltered life at Lourds Keep, under the guardianship of her father's old friend Edouard. Iliani sees her future in her marriage to Edouard's son, certain it would be her father's wish. But her wedding day is interrupted by an uninvited guest: Alaex the Destroyer, a fearsome warrior who brings the news that Iliani is already wed--to him, in a secret ceremony arranged by her father many years ago. Now Alaex has come to take Iliani--against her wishes--to her childhood home of Fontwyn Hall...and make her his wife.
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This book is in like new condition. Could be given as a gift. I thought it was an interesting story. It has no really big excitement, but it was an enjoyable read.